Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Emma Star Jensen
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 2 to 4 (serving size: half a sandwich)

These salty-sweet sandwiches are nicely sized for sharing, but you may wind up splurging and eating a whole one. A pie pan topped with cans of food makes a great improvised panini press.

How to Make It

Step 1

Split rolls horizontally and lightly brush cut sides of bottom halves with a little oil. Layer them with shredded cheeses, prosciutto, and onion. Spread 1/4 cup relish on each top half and set on sandwiches.

Step 2

Heat a heavy medium frying pan, preferably cast iron, over medium heat. Lightly brush pan with oil. Add sandwiches and reduce heat to medium-low. Set a pie pan on sandwiches and top with 4 medium cans of food. Cook, gently pressing down on cans every so often, until sandwiches are golden brown on underside, 4 to 7 minutes.

Step 3

Remove pie pan and cans. Brush sandwich tops with a little more oil and sprinkle with parmesan. Turn over, replace pie pan and cans, and cook, pressing on cans again, until cheese is melted and second side is nicely browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 4

Cut sandwiches in half and tuck in arugula. Serve with remaining relish.

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